UK Habitat Classification for Practitioners

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This one day course is mostly designed for those who use Phase I and/or NVC to map habitats so that they can convert to using UKHab easily. Issues that need to be resolved from their experiences of existing methodologies will be discussed. UKHab will be introduced by the trainer through interactive presentations, showing the hierarchy and secondary codes that can provide much more information in a GIS than previous classifications. The Field Key to UK habitats devised to be used with UKHab and/or EUNIS will be described and trainees will get the opportunity to use it in a field exercise. During the field exercise trainees will learn how to map polygon, linear and point features using the protocols developed for UKHab.

The field key requires at least a basic knowledge of UK flora and in particular how to identify the most common grasses (preferably vegetatively).

Who Should Attend?

Ecological Consultants, Wildlife Trusts, Land Managers, Rangers, Statutory Agency staff, conservation practitioners, students, local authority staff.

Knowledge Level

Intermediate - Advanced

Prior Knowledge

A basic understanding of vegetation survey methods and existing habitat classifications in use in the UK as a minimum

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret a map created using UKHab.
  • Carry out a habitat survey using UKHab that will be understood by many customers including LPAs
  • Begin to use the Field Key to UK habitats and know how to improve their knowledge.
  • Access the UKHab newsletters.
  • Create a GIS map using either the provided symbology or develop their own bespoke version.


Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.


Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £120.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00